We're a group of people who love to support our community, and also like to have fun.

We meet Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the Podollan Inn located at 1460 Trans Canada Hwy NE Salmon Arm V1E 4N1 (See Map).

Mailing Address: PO Box 224, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3

See a video of our 70th Year Celebration

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Home Page News
Check out the Christmas card we got from the family of last year's Inbound Exchange student - Sarina Fritsche.  Make sure you click on "Read More" to see the contents.
It is with great sorrow that we tell you about the passing of John Baigent, a long-time Rotarian, and a wonderful worker for humanity.
Isabel Reinertson gets presented with a Paul Harris award by Sterling Land, our Assistant District Governor.  Thanks Isabel for donating multiple times to the Rotary Foundation.
Gary was presented with a special Paul Harris award by Roger Perry, Past District Governor.  Gary has now donated $10,000 US to the Rotary Foundation.
Feli and Romeo, inbound exchange students, joined our Curl for Cancer team this year.
At a recent meeting, Feli Harun our Exchange Student from Germany gave us an update on her first two months in Canada.  She has made trips with her host family and a host family from the Shuswap Club, and has already become very involved with activities at the High School.
Also, one of our newer members, Lynda Stepura, gave us her bio - more to follow on that.
Say "hello" to our newest member, Nancy Cooper.  Nancy has been in the community for many years teaching at Okanagan College.  Now she is in her second term as Mayor of Salmon Arm.  Welcome, Nancy!
This organization is committed to ensuring girls get the opportunity to attend school in Africa, India, and other countries. And we were thrilled to be able to donate $1,000 to their cause. See more at www.daysforgirls.org
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents a cheque for $2000 to Sue McCrae, President of the Shuswap Music Festival.
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents Shuswap Theatre Society with a cheque for $1000. The funds are accepted by Joyce Henderson, President. The funds will be used for audio equipment that will assist the hearing impaired in the audience.
Home Page Stories
Right after my last report, I left for Kals am Grossglockner, a ski resort in Austria for this Rotary district’s ski trip. Out of the 27 of us, only a few had skied before (including myself), but the others had lessons and everyone had an amazing time! 
President Ross Harris, accompanied by his wife and fellow Rotarian Fiona, recently travelled to India to assist with Polio vaccinations. As someone living with Polio, Ross was asked to speak at the Agra-taj Mahal Rotary Club. Read the full story in the January 27th edition of the Lakeshore News.
Our current outbound youth exchange student sends greetings from Germany. Her letter follows:
Winter break started off with a jolt here when we heard of the attack at the Christmas market in Berlin on the last day of school. Having been to a few in Oldenburg and Bremen, I know it can be difficult just to get to the next booth in a crowded Christmas market, let alone dive out of the way of a moving truck.
Rick Roberts has had an interesting life ....
Here's a newsy piece from our outbound Youth Exchange Student, Hannah Bates.  Hannah is from Salmon Arm.
November warmed up after a period of complete frost, so as for now we have no snow here in Varel. That hasn’t bothered me too much though, because it means I can still get everywhere by bike.
Martin Ketteringham, one of our members, gave us a vocational talk on the history and activities of the Salvation Army.
Here is a picture of Alyson Clifton and her mom Isabel.  Alyson made a presentation recently about the Paralympics and our local involvement. Well done!
Sterling Land, our Assistant District Governor, gave a talk on the organization of Rotary - from Rotary International, then on to District organizations (ours is District 5060), and then to the Club level.
Here's a picture of Norm Brown, our Past President, being presented with a certificate of appreciation for School Lunches by the staff and kids at Grindrod Elementary.
Hannah Bates, this year's outbound Youth Exchange Student from our Club, sent us a story on her first month or so in Germany.  She's in a little town near Bremen.
Here's Heino Lilles and his tulip crew planting 400 special bulbs for Canada's 150th birthday.  They will be in bloom in the spring of 2017 in front of City Hall.
On October 22, over 470 guests attended our 14th Annual Wine Fest.
Keep an eye on our Wine Fest website - www.shuswapwinefest.com for information on next year's event, and current links to our sponsors and exhibitors.
On Monday, we had a visit from District Governor Vern Nielsen.  Rotary International is organized into geographic "Districts."  Ours has 60 clubs ranging from Clearwater, BC, down across the US border to Prosser, Washington.   Each year, a new District Governor is appointed, and this year ours is Vern, from Kelowna.
We had a great presentation from Dr. Richard Currie, who worked several years with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) - in Ethiopia, Kenya, Central African Republic and Peru.  His topic was International Development in Today's World.
In July this year, judges from the Communities in Bloom project visited Salmon Arm.  Representatives from all three Salmon Arm Clubs were on hand for the event.
Fiona Harris
Mar 20, 2017
Nancy Cooper
Apr 24, 2017
Colleen Fennel
May 15, 2017
Patrick Webb
Jun 19, 2017
Meeting Responsibilities
February 27
Champion, Donald
Graf, Pat
Harris, Fiona
Inspirational Moment
Fennell, Colleen
March 6
Bayssie, Woinshet
Hillary, Ted
Ketteringham, Martin
Inspirational Moment
Nobbs, Lisa
Harris, Fiona
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